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Yushiro Hirano makes progress toward NHL debut

Yushiro Hirano said he has opened “just one door” in his quest to be the second Japan-born player in the NHL. The 23-year-old forward signed on Jan. 13 with the American Hockey League’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, a farm club for the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins. The 185-centimeter, 100-kilogram

Islanders continue hot streak, shut out Ducks

The New York Islanders are dominating opponents with a smothering defense and timely scoring. They executed that winning formula to perfection Sunday against the Ducks. Cal Clutterbuck scored twice in the first period and Robin Lehner made 19 saves for…

Wilderness Walk: What a Weekend

Well, Wilderness, it’s been a heck of a weekend. Hockey Day Minnesota brought wins for both professional hockey teams, and then the Whitecaps followed it up with a 9-0 demolition of the Whale on Sunday. As we continue to recover (read: I continue to rage about) the Niederreiter trade, let’s get

Oilers hoping for win after loss to Calgary Flames

Coming off a loss in Saturday night’s Battle of Alberta, the Oilers are still hoping to move up in the standings before the All-Star break. Edmonton lost 5-2 to the Calgary Flames Saturday night, leaving them two points from the final wildcard spot in the Western Conference. Sunday, the team held

Oilers hoping for win after loss to Calgary Flames

Coming off a loss in Saturday night’s Battle of Alberta, the Oilers are still hoping to move up in the standings before the All-Star break. Edmonton lost 5-2 to the Calgary Flames Saturday night, leaving them two points from the final wildcard spot in the Western Conference. Sunday, the team held

Kings try to quiet Blues before long break

The Los Angeles Kings host the St. Louis Blues on Monday afternoon, hoping to enter their 12-day break on a high note. The Blues are coming off a 3-2 win against the visiting Ottawa Senators on Saturday. St. Louis also has its league-mandated five-da…